- An Open Letter From "Mike" Vreeland to David
Corn of The Nation and Norman Solomon of FAIR.
From: Mike Ruppert [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 9:38 PM
To: From The Wilderness
Cc: Pacifica Network News (email@example.com)
Subject: Vreeland Challenges Solomon and Corn Directly -
Requests a Pacifica Interview - An Open Letter
I have just received
the following letter, which was forwarded to me by former
Navy Lt. Delmart "Mike" Vreeland. He was so angry
at the way hes been treated by the press that I suggested
that he go straight to the sources. Apparently, he did.
The same letter
was sent to both Norman Solomon of FAIR and to David Corn
of The Nation. I did assist with some phrasing in the letter
but the letter was sent by Vreeland and signed by him. The
feelings expressed are ALL his. The email address is accurate
and he does respond to e-mails.
At his request
I have deleted his private cell phone number before forwarding
with his permission.
I hope that Messers
Corn and Solomon can find it in themselves to rise to the
"From The Wilderness"
From: CaLtvreeland@aol.com [mailto:CaLtvreeland@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 8:12 PM
Subject: WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF, THE TRUTH ?
Mr. Norman Solomon - Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
Mr. David Corn
- The Nation
Dear Mr. Solomon
and Mr. Corn:
PUT ME ON THE
AIR! INTERVIEW ME!
I have watched
your recent attacks and criticisms of journalist Mike Ruppert
with great concern. Especially in the case of Mr. Solomon
I have to say that your behavior is entirely consistent
with a government funded or sponsored disinformation program.
I have experience in this area.
Mr. Ruppert has
written or published four separate articles on my case.
He has traveled to Toronto twice and hired Canadian Correspondent
Great Knutsen to cover every court proceeding since January.
He has met with and extensively interviewed my attorneys,
who have given him on-the-record statements as to what has
happened in my case, and he has published derogatory information
about me and my past. I am advising you that every criticism
you have made of either Rupperts reporting, or my
case, is not only meritless and provably inaccurate, it
is also a misleading attempt to distract open discussion
on the one thing that Mr. Ruppert has most relied upon for
his reporting - the court record.
Why are you ignoring
the court record? Why are you ignoring first-hand source
Lawyers are officers
of the court and prohibited from making false statements
in or to the press. My attorneys have reviewed Mr. Rupperts
most recent articles and have said that they are accurate
and consistent with the court record. The court record affirms
that I wrote my warning letter using pens smuggled into
my jail cell in a short period of time. The court record
and the statements of my attorneys indicate specifically
that my warnings related to the attacks which took place
on September 11th. Canadian officials know this. I know
this. My lawyers know this. And I reaffirm it to you again.
I tried for months to make intelligence officials acknowledge
my information and the letter was written as a last ditch
effort. All of this is documented and has not been disputed
When the letter
was opened and read by a Canadian official on September
14th my attorneys immediately moved for the first available
court hearing date which was October 7th. On that date the
letter was received into evidence. This is what the court
record indicates. Yet you, Mr. Corn have the dishonesty
to tell the American people on the radio that the letter
wasnt written until October 7th. Not even Canadian
solicitors who are defending U.S. interests have made the
arguments that you two have made because they know there
is no foundation for them.
and continued refusal to address any of the court record
in my case - when that is in the highest interests
of the American people - tells me that you both have
clearly demonstrated another agenda. Even if you choose
to call it a critique or commentary.
I am offering
to make a public radio appearance, with either one of you,
on any Pacifica radio station or any other station of your
choosing, to discuss the actual record and the actual facts
of the case. There is evidence, as indicated in Mr. Rupperts
stories that I knew exactly what I was talking about when
I wrote the warning and that I was referring to exactly
what took place on September 11th. If either of you have
any interest in authentic journalism, where you go to the
best sources first, where you rely on official records and
where you desire to present the most accurate information
to the American people, then you should not be afraid of
having me on a radio show and demonstrating me to be a liar,
a fraud, or a con man - if you can. I may be living
in a safe-house under temporary refugee status in Canada,
but I am not in hiding.
the facts of the case or stop acting, transparently, as
someone who will do anything to keep people from hearing
and evaluating the truth. My long career in covert operations
suggests to me that this is exactly what you are trying
You may reach
me at the above email address or by calling 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX.
Delmart "Mike" Vreeland